I’m pretty sure I don’t need to convince you to eat these cinnamon-sugar donut bites. Tender, cakey, with just the right amount of sweet spice, it’s hard to stop at just one. Or two. Or eleven.
You will want to sprint to the kitchen to make these blissful bites when you read on about what makes them so special.
- Vegan (egg-free, dairy-free)
- High in fiber
- Low in calories
- Easy to make
I get it, these sound too good to be true, right? But they are the real deal.
Best yet, these donut bites are no mere treat: they are nutrition-packed fuel. I am talking lean, plant protein, fiber and more fiber, and a bit of healthy fat, too.
Grab your favorite hot drink and power up with some donut bites. Happy baking!
Ingredients for Vegan Coconut Flour Donut Bites
The exact amounts of each ingredient are indicated in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- coconut flour
- chickpea flour
- coconut sugar
- nondairy milk
- virgin coconut oil (or the neutral oil of your choice)
- vanilla extract
- ground cinnamon
- baking powder
- salt (always optional/adjustable)
Most coconut flour recipes call for copious quantities of eggs. Coconut flour can be tricky to use without a recipe because it is unlike any other. Ot is used in much smaller quantities than other flours and is very absorbent.
Enter chickpea flour. It is a super-amazing replacement for eggs, plus it has the fiber and protein needed to create baked goods that you would swear have both eggs and grains. Hot d**m! They are so good!
How to Make Vegan Coconut Flour Donut Bites
Note that the complete directions are also in the recipe card below.
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
- Grease or spray 20 cups of a 24-count mini muffin tin.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (coconut flour, chickpea flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt).
- Whisk in the milk, oil and vanilla until blended. Let stand for 5 minutes to thicken (add more liquid, if needed. The batter should be thick, but not completely stiff).
- Divide batter evenly among prepared cups and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Bake in preheated oven for 13 to 16 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
- Cool completely in tin. Remove bites from the muffin cups.
How Should One Store the Donut Bites?
Store the donut bites in an airtight container at cool room temperature for 2 days, the refrigerator for 1 week, or the freezer for up to 6 months.
What Type of Nondairy Milk Should I Use?
Any variety. Use the nondairy milk you prefer (e.g., almond milk, cashew milk, hemp milk).
Is There an Alternative to Coconut Sugar?
Yes. An equal amount of lightly packed brown sugar or granulated sugar can be used in place of the coconut sugar.